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SHRISHTI VARMA

GIGLOO

TIMELINE: 12 WEEKS

ROLE: USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCHER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
TEAM: Angela Cuerto, Carolina Perez, Emmy Haik, Jasleen Nat
Shrishti Varma

& Tania Sharma 

Problem:

Gig Workers are commonly underserved by financial services due to their employment status as independent contractors.
They acquire more risks because they do not receive traditional employment protections.

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Over 1/3rd of the Canadian Working Population falls under Gig-Working Economy

Gig-Workers find it hard to plan their long-term and short-term savings.

Gig-Workers find it hard to smoothen their income & live with financial stress.

Hypothesis:

Giving Gig-Workers the financial tools to become financially secure = Effective & Efficient

  • We found that most gig-workers do not have the financial freedom to come up with an unexpected bill costing even $320.
     

  • Gig-Workers who work in this economy are either students, immigrants or people looking to make extra cash while having another job. 
     

  • Individuals working in the gig-economy overspend and want to reduce their current expenses

- Ideation:

There were many things that a solution could have but we decided these were the most pressing.

The solution should provide personalized benefits & insurances.

It has to be an app & web platform which can be accessed worldwide.

Gig-Workers must be given a tool to smoothen their income and improve their financial literacy on savings.

- Interviews:

 

30 Gig-Workers

14 Immigrants

15 Students

3 Lecturers

2 Financial Advisors

User Persona

- The Process:

Understand

Define

Diverge 

Decide 

Prototype

Validate

- Outcome:

Over the last 3 weeks of the project, we decided on our hypothesis and analyzed the feedback we received from our user testing. 

Introducing our Solution - GIGLOO:

Gigloo is a consulting & web referral web platform for Independent Contractors.  We provide the financial tools to Gig Workers to help manage their personal and family incomes effectively & efficiently. 

All services hosted on one platform, the 3 main services Gigloo offers are:

  • Tailored Insurance & Benefits

  • Income Smoothning services

  • Long Term Saving Options

     

Through an exclusive partnership, white labelling of plans, partner negotiations and our user-centric sign-up, GIGLOO finds the best Insurance & benefits products for you.

With our partnership with Income Smoothning providers, our users can access a portion of their pay-check early to help smoothen their income.

Lastly, using our proprietary A.I Chatbot Technology called Numi, we can help you find the best products not only focusing on savings but also improve your financial literacy and correct your spending habits.

Our Customers:

Why Gigloo?

Final Wireframes:

Prototype Video:

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